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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the City of Launceston, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to Tasmania.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local worers in City of Launceston will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in City of Launceston;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for City of Launceston, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

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Local workers occupations
City of Launceston - All industries2016
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Number%Tasmania %
Technicians and Trades Workers4,28512.513.9
Community and Personal Service Workers4,47013.012.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers5,01714.613.0
Sales Workers4,07911.99.9
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,8975.56.3
Inadequately described or not stated5011.51.7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Tasmania: 12.2% Professionals, Tasmania: 18.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Tasmania: 13.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Tasmania: 12.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Tasmania: 13.0% Sales Workers, Tasmania: 9.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Tasmania: 6.3% Labourers, Tasmania: 11.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Tasmania: 1.7% Managers, City of Launceston: 10.4% Professionals, City of Launceston: 21.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Launceston: 12.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Launceston: 13.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Launceston: 14.6% Sales Workers, City of Launceston: 11.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Launceston: 5.5% Labourers, City of Launceston: 9.2% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the in City of Launceston in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (7,332 local workers or 21.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (5,017 local workers or 14.6%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (4,470 local workers or 13.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 16,819 people in total or 49.1% of the local workers .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 18.8% as Professionals; 13.0% as Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 12.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the in the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (21.4% compared to 18.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (11.9% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (9.2% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (10.4% compared to 12.2%)

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